When:
Monday, Jan 22, 2018 6:00p -
8:00p

Where:
District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Date Idea, Food, Lectures & Conferences, Music, Social Good

Event website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uniting-for-refugees-marking-one-year-since-president-trumps-travel-ban-tickets-41519370555

Boston groups unite for conversation and solidarity

Join Oxfam, Amnesty, IINE, for an exhibit, panel discussion, and light reception.

Featuring an acoustic performance by local musician Chadwick Stokes, of Dispatch and State Radio.

President Trump signed his first executive order travel ban in January 2017, slamming the door on refugees and triggering an outcry in support of refugees that continues today. Join Boston-based Oxfam America and fellow organizations for a panel discussion on the state of the refugee crisis and refugee resettlement one year after President Trump's first executive order travel ban. Experts will share the latest developments surrounding the global refugee crisis, the impact of recent U.S.Government decisions on refugee resettlement here in the US, and what you can do to help.

The panel will be followed by a light reception, featuring an acoustic performance by local musician Chadwick Stokes, of Dispatch and State Radio.

Guests are also encouraged to explore Oxfam and Amnesty International's "Museum Without a Home" exhibition--on display in the District Hall lounge from Monday, 1/22 through Friday, 1/26. Museum Without a Home is a project that highlights real items given to refugees by the communities that welcomed them. This free exhibit celebrates the solidarity communities around the world have shown towards people forced to flee their homes. The exhibit items are real objects – like a soccer ball given to Syrian children in Connecticut, a homemade toy car given to a boy fleeing violence in Central African Republic, swimming goggles given to a Burundian boy in Massachusetts – each given to help to make daily life more manageable and to help refugees feel comfortable in their new home.

Program Includes:

Isra Chaker, Oxfam America

Jeff Thielman, International Institute of New England

Chadwick Stokes, musician (Dispatch, State Radio)

Friends and family are welcome to join and registration is required as space is limited. RSVP by registering on this Eventbrite page.

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